In case i didn’t make itclear enough that I am thoroughly obsessed with Youth Lagoon‘s debut LP here is another track off the release. ”Afternoon” actually happens to be my favorite track off the record which I play almost daily and sing along in my car to. Not ashamed to admit it. Best debut record I have heard in a long time.
Real Estate‘s swoon worthy California-by-way-of-New-Jersey sound has become the blueprint for many bands looking to achieve blissed out indie pop success. Copycats try as they might but there is something effortless and genuine to way Real Estate present themselves that puts them far above the bell curve.
Case in point: “Green Aisles” off their sophmore offering “Days” which will be released stateside Oct. 18th via Domino.
Real Estate will play at The Echoplex In Los Angeles Nov. 12
Spotify is slowly but surely changing the way I listen to music thoughout the day. Websites like Sharemyplaylists.com are also opening my ears up to even more great music.
Today we launch a new featured playlist on Spotify: JAXART Presents Essential LA Indie. This will be an ever evolving playlist featuring what we feel is the best indie music Los Angeles music has to offer. Our current mix includes music from Chelsea Wolfe, Ariel PinkWarpaint, Fidlar, PAPA, Pepper Rabbit,Hanni El Khatib and more.
We’ve been in love with TV Girlfor a while now. They even played a JAXART Presents show for us at Lot 1 back in February. The San Diego natives play feel good retro-electro twinged indie pop. The guys have a new 7 inch The Girls Like Me available now on Small Plates Records. Strong offering for their first formal release. “Girls Like Me” is a sunny diddy that gets stuck in your head. Stream the new track below.
I have been sitting on PAPA’s amazing new EP “A Good Woman Is Hard To Find” for far too long. PAPA is the project of Darren Weiss & Daniel Presant who also double as supporting members for Girls. The fine folks at Hit City U.S.A hooked me up with a copy several weeks ago and it has been in regular rotation during my work day. So much so that Last.fm thinks my most listened to band of the past two weeks is PAPA Roach.
Long story short – This EP is flawless. You need to sit and listen to the whole thing and then try and think about what life was like before you listened to it. Ok thats a bit of an oversell – but honestly I cannot get enough. Listen to two tracks “I Am The Lion King” and “Ain’t So” below.
Pick up a copy of the EP on 12″ Inch Vinyl via Hit City U.S.A, in conjunction with Psychedelic Judaism
If you haven’t yet – you have to see Drive. Not because some heartthrob pseudo indie actors are in it. Not because it looks like some crazy stylized LA Heist movie. Hell – not even to see Joan from Mad Men in full ghetto hunny glory. GO SEE DRIVE because the music in this film is so spot on. Their use of dark wave and synth pop creates such a alien soundscape amidst an equally surreal storyline. The film features music from relatively unknown acts such as the Italians Do It Better crew and College – whose track “A Real Hero” kind of makes the whole movie.
Mark my words – this track will be nominated for an Oscar.
Dee Dee and the gals of Dum Dum Girls drop their sophmore album Only In Dreams this week along with the debut of their new video for “Bedroom Eyes.” This song gets caught in your head and after watching this circling swirling kaleidoscope of a performance video you probably will have a hard time dissociated the project from patterned tights and red lipstick as well. Pick up the album in the Sub Pop Shop.
I’m not one who actively seeks out deadmau5 style pulse pounding house music but somehow I stumbled across this video by L.A based project Magic Machines and found myself entranced. I’ve watched it about 10 times now this morning.
The video is entirely comprised of your favorite animated gifs from the interwebs set in perfect time to the project’s spin-class worthy jams. Watch the video above at your own risk.
Back in 2008 Los Angeles noisepop proveyuers Mezzanine Owls took a chance on an upstart bedroom label. They stuck it out in those awkward early days and after a few months of planning their fuzz drenched Snow Globe EP was released on our very own JAXART Records. The EP was well recieved and became a staple for any indie loving concert goer cruising around Silverlake/Echo Park on a Monday night.
We are very happy to announce we will be releasing a new 7 inch for Mezzanine Owls on Oct 11th with two all new tracks.
With “Obstacle” b/w “Tethered To A Fountain” Mezzanine Owls further explore the deeper realms of noise and melody resulting in what many are sure to view as their best work to date. Only 250 copies of this limited release will be made and are bound to go insanely fast.
Listen to a new track off the 7 inch “Obstacle” below!
The Eagle Rock Music Festival has announced the lineup for it’s 13th annual event and also a new $5 suggested donation. Organizers say that no one will be barred from the festival for not having enough dough. Still $5 for the lineup being offered + family events and free arts and crafts demos is BEYOND A DEAL. The Fest will take place October 1st from 4-11pm on Colorado Blvd in Eagle Rock.
What I love about the ERMF is that is truly embodies the spirit of a neighborhood festival. You’ll more than likely find me camped out at the Low End Theory Stage featuring Flying Lotus, Nosaj Thing, and Tokimonsta among others. Full lineup after the jump!